Please check this website or Shadwell Primary School website for updates on nursery closure or late opening in bad weather. Please also see our snow procedure for further details. SCC Snow Procedure


Parent Partnership is very important to us, please see the Key Person bags we recently launched. We hope you and your child enjoy them! Key Person bag Information  


February holiday club booking forms will be out shortly.

Please contact the office for more info.



Welcome to Shadwell Childcare | An Ofsted Outstanding Provision


Shadwell Childcare (incorporating Shadwell Nursery) offers a truly wonderful environment in which your child can flourish in a safe and secure location. Set within the breathtaking grounds of Shadwell Primary School near Leeds in West Yorkshire we offer a unique opportunity for exciting and stimulating activities that encourage active learning through play and exploration. We believe in giving all children strong Foundations for Life.


At Shadwell Childcare we are proud of our safe, caring and fun environment where all children and parents are welcomed and immediately become part of our nursery family. We celebrate each child and recognise the role we play in shaping their futures. Each child is respected, valued and recognised as an individual within the Nursery and as an important contributing member of our wider community.  Children’s happiness is key to our daily activities and they learn through play with lots of praise and hugs along the way!

We are lucky to have our provision set within wonderful idyllic surroundings with fields and animals viewed from our windows!  The nursery prides itself on high staff retention giving stability within the setting and we believe that our organic planning and thorough moderation systems allow every one of our children to have the very best possible start in life.


Ofsted comments

“A tremendously nurturing environment  where children thrive”


“Learners are exceptionally well prepared for their move to school”


“Children have unrestricted access to a superb outdoor area”


“Teaching of the highest quality”


.Ofsted Report 2017»

 As a non-profit organisation we use any additional finances to enhance the setting allowing us to continually strive for excellence for all children, parents and staff.


At Shadwell Childcare we believe that we offer the perfect local solution for your childcare requirements including a Breakfast Club, an Out of School Club and a Holiday Club catering for children from the age of 2 up to 11 years of age.  Overseen by 4 Trustees, all highly experienced in the childcare arena our focus is on providing the best childcare possible for ALL children.

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If you need any more information or require clarification on anything at all, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will be very happy to help you.

Got a question? Drop us a Line! Or call 0113 265 9050

Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Please see attached the minutes from the latest AGM held 20th March 2018

Potential vacancy for User trustee

Following a period of significant change and growth culminating in our wonderful Ofsted inspection last term, the trustees of Shadwell Childcare would like to recruit a maximum of 2 User Trustees to provide an insight into the needs and wishes of those who use our provision and help us move forward even further. A User Trustee is someone who uses the services provided by the charity; in this case, parents or carers of children who attend – or childminders / relatives who regularly drop off / collect from – our nursery or wrap-around care. Download more info below.

Shadwell Childcare Ltd, Main Street, Shadwell, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS17 8JF.